Minerva Trujillo

Minerva Trujillo

One person filed to run for a Killeen school board seat and three people filed to run for Killeen City Council on Thursday.

With her Place 6 seat on the Killeen Independent School District Board of Trustees up for election this year, Minerva Trujillo filed for re-election on Thursday.

Trujillo has served on the KISD Board of Trustees since 2010, when she was elected to fill the seat vacated by her deceased husband, Arthur Trujillo.

Previously, she spent 35 years working for KISD as teacher, assistant principal and principal in a number of schools.

The other KISD board position up for election this year is Place 7, which is currently held by JoAnn Purser.

Purser has not filed for re-election.

The election for these board seats and other local positions will be held on May 5.

In the Killeen city race, three filed to run for the city’s at-large City Council seat Thursday: Patsy Bracey, a registered nurse; Brockley Moore, a former City Councilman; and Leo Gukeisen, a security company manger.

They join four individuals who filed for the May 5 Killeen City Council elections on Wednesday, the opening day of the filing period.

Three filed for the mayor seat, including incumbent Mayor Jose Segarra. Holly Teel, a dog trainer who ran for the District 1 council seat in May 2017, and retiree Arturo Cortez.

For the three at-large council seats, financial advisor and former Killeen school district board member Hugh “Butch” Menking filed for the race Wednesday.

The only at-large seat guaranteed a new face in May is that held by Councilman Jonathan Okray, who is terming out after six years on the council. The other two at-large seats are held by Councilman Juan Rivera and Councilman Gregory Johnson, who have not announced their re-election campaigns.

The Herald encourages candidates who file for local office to send a head shot and other relevant information to news@kdhnews.com.

254-501-7568 | jferraro@kdhnews.com

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